7th Heaven (1996–2007): Season 11, Episode 17 - Small Miracles - full transcript

When a frantic Ruthie loses the tiny diamond from the promise ring that T-Bone gave her, she takes it as a sign that maybe they shouldn't be together and enlists the entire household to search for the missing stone. Meanwhile, Eric and Lucy independently come across a mysterious black bird and interpret it as a sign of bad things to come. Jonathan tells Sandy that he has strong feelings for her.

We should get up.

We should.

The boys are up.

Yeah, I think they are.

You know, brilliant idea
teaching them how to make toast.

I don't know why I didn't
think of it sooner.

How much time does
making toast buy us?

Like, ten, 15 minutes?

- Twenty.
- To make toast?


Well, they have to get
the toaster out,

and then the bread,
and the butter and the jam.

And they toast
one piece at a time

because, of course, it's so
much fun cooking breakfast.

I'm... I'm surprised you didn't
stumble across toast sooner.

I always enjoy making breakfast
for the children.

I like it when they help out
with lunch and dinner,

but breakfast is just
one of those little things

that makes me feel like the mom.

And now you don't want
to feel like the mom?

Oh, no, it's...
I-I just want to be your wife,

and I want to sleep in with you,

and I want to spend time
with you in the morning.

I'm not going anywhere.

I know.

Everything's going to be fine.

I know.

You keep saying that.

No, see, if you knew--
if you really knew--

then the boys wouldn't
be down there making toast,

and you wouldn't be here
buttering me up.

I know that you're
going to be fine. I do.

I just wish
that the doctors knew it, too.

I-I wish that what we know--
what you and I both know--

would show up in a test
or something.

Or some... what?

Some sign or some small wonder?

Something from God
that would indicate

- that I'm going to live?
- Well, yeah.

I don't think God does
signs and wonders.

I mean, I don't think we should
expect him to do magic tricks

just so we can believe that life
is good and I'm going to live.

Well, I wasn't exactly
saying that.

Because no matter what
the doctors say,

I believe that I have
a personal relationship with God

that's going to keep me around
a good deal longer.

But, unlike T Bone, God doesn't
give out promise rings.

Oh, please, don't get upset.

Please, I-I was just saying

that I wish that our feelings
about your health

would be validated in...
in some way.

And I wasn't saying that I don't
think you're going to live

a long and healthy life.

I'm sure you are.

And I don't even know
what that promise ring

that T Bone gave Ruthie means.
Do you?

Let's hope it's a promise
that the two of them have agreed

to wait till they get married
to have sex.

And if it doesn't mean that,
what would it mean?

It would mean that he's promised
to marry her someday,

which probably means they're
thinking about having sex today.

Where did our morning go wrong?

I mean, just moments ago,

all was right with the world,
and then...

And then I found out that the
boys were making their own toast

because you don't really believe

I'm going to be around
much longer.

- You are so...
- (Ruthie shrieks)

Help! Someone help me!

- What happened?
- Are you okay?

What is it, Ruthie?

What's wrong, Ruthie?
What is it?


The diamond.

The diamond in my ring,
it's gone!




♪ 7th Heaven ♪

♪ When I see
their happy faces ♪

♪ Smiling back at me ♪

♪ 7th Heaven ♪

♪ I know there's
no greater feeling ♪

♪ Than the love of family ♪

♪ Where can you go ♪

♪ When the world
don't treat you right? ♪

♪ The answer is home ♪

♪ That's the one place
that you'll find ♪

♪ 7th Heaven ♪

♪ Mmm, 7th Heaven ♪

♪ 7th Heaven. ♪

(Eric sighs)


I know that diamond
is very important to you,

but your dad's heart

is important to me--
and to all of us--

so I'd really appreciate it
if you don't scream

the next time some little...

Is something burning?

The toast! The toast!

Hey! Where's everyone going?

It's-it's just toast!

T Bone?

Someone yell "toast"?

Is a piece of toast

more important than my life?

We have to find that diamond.

- Oh, we will.
- Promise.


I don't know.

I mean, uh, I'm optimistic,
but I'm also realistic.

That diamond is...

the size of a pinhead.

I don't care what size
the diamond is.

It's just a bad sign
that it fell out.

Bad sign?

From where? What, the universe?

From the universe, life, God.

I don't know.

You think that the universe
or life or God

cares about a teeny, tiny

little diamond falling
out of your ring?

I mean, maybe,

but there's a lot going on
in the world right now

that just might...

It's a promise ring.

You can't even promise me

that you'll help me
find the diamond

in the promise ring
that you gave me?

I thought this meant something
to you, too.

Um... of course.

Then, promise.


I'm going to look around
my room again.

Are you coming?

Yes, dear.

Uh, you know, it's-it's...
it's okay.

It... you know, it's really...

it's just a...
it's a stroke of genius

that you only make
one piece of toast at a time,

'cause this way you only lost
one piece instead of two.

It was his toast.

And I let it burn.

It's-it's-it's no big deal.

We'll just take it out
and crumble it up

and feed it to the birds.
Come on.

That's okay.

I don't want to feed it
to the birds.

I'm just going to eat cereal
from now on.


Pouring cereal into a bowl
is not cooking.

Making toast, now,
that's cooking.

You love making toast.

And we love when you make toast.

- We... I do, anyway.
- Oh, yeah.

It's not your fault, Sam.
It's Ruthie's fault.

It's nobody's fault.

It's just a piece of toast.
It's nothing.

Maybe it's a sign from God
that Sam shouldn't make toast.

Or maybe it's a sign from God

that the birds are hungry
and need to be fed.

Not that you believe in signs.

Not that I do,
and, in fact, I don't.

Why wouldn't God want me
to make toast?

'Cause you burn it.

It has to be here.

It has to.

T BONE: And if we can't find it,
I'll just...

get you another one.

Another one?

There's not another one.

I'm pretty sure there is.

Well, I'm pretty sure
there isn't.

That's the diamond
in my first diamond ring.

I don't want it replaced.
I want to find it.

Well, I want to find it, too.

What does that mean?

That I want to find
the diamond.

Just as much as you want
to find the diamond.

Kind of like you wanted
to get a tattoo

just as much
as I wanted to get a tattoo?

I never said I wanted
to get a tattoo.

I said I would get a tattoo.

And I did.

Yeah, that postage stamp
on your ankle

barely counts as a tattoo.

Barely, but it counts.

Although, it's certainly
not as nice as your tattoo.

No, it's not.

I want that diamond.

- All right.
- You keep saying that.

I don't know what else to say.

Look, if there's no diamond,
there's no ring,

and if there's no ring,
there's no promise,

and if there's no promise, then
we're never getting married.


Whose rules are those?

Is that Vulcan logic
or something?

How are we supposed to get
married and have a life together

if we can't even keep
the diamond in my ring?

I don't really see
how an itsy-bitsy diamond

falling out of your ring
has anything to do

with our getting married
and having a life together.

It does.
It has everything to do with it.

Oh, okay, sorry.

Well, then, let's find
that diamond.

Okay. If anyone should be giving
anyone else that look,

don't you think it should be me
glaring at you?

I mean,
you lost the stupid thing.

Oh, so now it's my fault
if we break up?

And now we're breaking up.

I don't know.

All I know is we don't have
a chance of ever being together

if I don't get that diamond
back in my ring.

But if we find it,

I just know that everything
will work out fine.

And if we don't...

if we don't, I don't know
what will happen.

How about nothing?

How about nothing's
going to happen?

How about things
are going to be the same

as they were
before you lost the diamond?

No, they won't.


Thanks, guys.
I appreciate the help.

Don't worry.
We'll find it, T Bone.

Yeah, don't worry.

Not worried.

And why is that?

Just, uh, reassuring
the little guys.

Hey, what's going on?

We're looking for the diamond
that fell out of Ruthie's ring.

- Did Ruthie ask you
to look for the diamond? -Yes.

It was a little bit more
than an ask.

But we're happy to help.

We owe you our lives.

Ruthie said that?
That you owe us your lives?

Well, you don't owe us anything.

It was our pleasure to help you
when you needed help.

Okay. Where's Eric?

He's sitting on the back steps.


I saw you looking at me.

We weren't looking at you.

Especially me.

You have to get dressed
and get out of here.

Red is waiting for you.

You told him that you'd
visit him this morning.

I'll just tell him I came over.

You know, he won't know.

He-he... he doesn't remember
that I was there last week,

or the week before,
or the week before that.

Eric Camden!

You get up and go over
to that poor man's house!

He's expecting you.

Or, as I pointed out,

he may not be expecting me.

I just, I don't feel like
making house calls today.

I think I'll just
go back to bed.

It was...

This thing came out of nowhere.

It just appeared on the lawn
like it had a purpose,

you know,
a purpose in being here.

And if it had a purpose...

it was to deliver a bad message.

It was a bad omen.
It was a very bad omen.

I see, so... so God
doesn't do signs and wonders,

but there are bad omens.

Maybe this didn't come from God.

No, maybe this came
from somewhere else

or something else.

This was an evil bird.

It was a big, black, evil bird,

and it stared at me,
looked right through me

like it was piercing my soul.

A bird stared at you.

A big, black, evil bird
stared at you.

Are-are you listening
to yourself?

It sounds crazy, I know,

but until that big, black,
evil bird stared at me,

I was sure I was going to live,
you know.

I mean, not forever, but I...

was sure I was going to live
for a good long time.

But the bird changed all that?

It doesn't help that you had

your own doubts this morning.

I just wanted to spend
some time with you!


I'll tell you what, you know.

Why don't you get ready,
go over to Red's house,

like you promised,
and I'll-I'll sit here

and wait for the bird to come,
you know, and...

and I'll talk to him and see
if he really knows anything.

Oh, sure, mock me, yeah.

I'm telling you, Annie,

it's as if one glance from
this bird shook my entire faith.

It was that powerful.
It was that clear.

This bird, this thing...

connected with me on some...
kind of cosmic level

where intelligence
and nature come together.

Okay, it wasn't
the sign you wanted,

but this is the sign you got.

And this was what is.

I'll tell you what is.

What is, is that that bird
is just a stupid bird!

That if you hadn't thrown
bread crumbs in the backyard

this morning, you never would
have seen him.

But you couldn't deal
with the kids and the toast,

and you wanted to get out
of the kitchen

'cause you were mad at me 'cause
I wanted to spend time with you.

You know, and forgive me
for asking for a sign.

I don't need a sign.
You're fine.

You're just in a bad mood
this morning.

So we'll go back to no signs.
There are no signs.

I wish I could go back.

Yeah, I wish I could.

If I thought you
were really dying,

do you think I would be, like,

you know,
yelling at you like this?

Afraid so.

Maybe we should try
another room.

Well, Ruthie said it was in here

or on the stairs or in her room.

Again, I don't know why

we have to find
that particular diamond.

Because she wants that
particular diamond.

She wants the diamond she lost.

Do you think it
was that small in nature?

I mean, do you think somebody
mined that?

I think maybe it fell out
of somebody's tooth

and made its way to the jeweler.


Hey, by the way,
I saw you looking at us.

I wasn't looking at you
or Margaret. I...

- (clears throat)
- Mm-hmm.

Yeah, well, I had to have

something to do
while we're down here

because we're not going to find
that stupid diamond.

It's not stupid, okay?

Of course not.

I was just frustrated
because we can't find it.

I want to find it.

Believe me, I'm here
to find your diamond.

And I'm not going anywhere--
anywhere-- until we find it.

I'm committed.

No, you're not.

You don't even know
what commitment is.

It's my diamond.

It's a real diamond.

And it might be small,
but it's real,

and it belongs in my ring--
my promise ring--

because what T Bone and I have
is real.

Our feelings are real. Got it?

She went out the back.

(T Bone sighs)


I'm just hoping
she's not going to ask me

to look through the grass.


Aren't you supposed
to be at work?


You're supposed to be.

- When?
- Ten minutes.

Why didn't anybody tell me?

I always work nights
on the weekends.

You work matinees.

I called in and told our boss
that an emergency came up,

and I tried to leave a message
on your cell phone

to let you know
he'd be calling you,

and I assumed he also tried
to call you.

My cell phone's not working.

What emergency?

The diamond.

Of course. The diamond.

I had it on
before I went to bed.

And then I took it off
to put some lotion on my hands,

and then I put it back on
before I went downstairs

to get some juice.

And then I had it on
when I went to bed,

and I just woke up this morning,
and it was gone.

Maybe the Tooth Fairy took it.

Shut up, Kevin.

Well, did you shake out
your pillow or your blanket?

"Shut up"?

I don't think so, toots.

You know what? Kevin's right.

We don't need to be
telling anyone to shut up.

Especially me.

Kevin, Ruthie is really upset
about losing her diamond, and...


It's not funny!



Well, that diamond
means a lot to her.

Oh, come on.
What is a promise ring, anyway?

I don't know. It means different
things to different people.

Is it a promise
to make a promise

- to get engaged to get married?
- Well, it could be.

Or is it that they're promising
to be with each other

for the rest of their lives
so they can have sex right now?

Well, it could be that also,
I-I guess.

I mean, most teenagers,
I think, you know,

make the promise not to have sex
until they're married,

and then the guy gives
the girl a ring

as a symbol of that commitment.

Oh, come on.
That's ridiculous.

That whole promise ring
is a bunch of baloney.

With or without a diamond.

You think T Bone
and Ruthie promise

not to have sex with each other
until they get married,

and then he goes out and buys
her a diamond ring to celebrate?

- And why not?
- Because he's a guy

and he's had sex before,

so I kind of doubt
he's out celebrating

not having sex again
until he gets married.

Could we just change the subject
before we get in an argument

over this stupid promise ring?

So you agree it's stupid.

Could we just change
the subject?

All right.

How's the job hunt going?

I'm not hunting for a job.

Yeah, I know, but they're
hunting for a minister.

Hear from them?

They still haven't called yet.

And if they do call?

Well, then, I'll take it
as a sign

that that's God's plan for me.

God's plan?

Yeah, you know...

maybe taking on
a church of my own

is something I should be doing,
you know.

Helping where I'm needed.

You know, that's why they call
what I do a "calling."

You don't think you're needed
at your father's church?

I think my dad
is perfectly capable

of running his own church
without me, you know.

I... and I think his health
is going to be fine.

Even if he is fine,

he's going to need your help,
don't you think?

What do you mean by,
"Even... even if he's fine"?

Okay, he's fine.

Well, you believe that,
don't you?

I want to believe it.

Well, what's keeping you
from believing it?

I don't know.
His medical reports,

what his doctors are saying.

I don't care
what they're saying.

- I believe he's going
to be fine. -Do you?

I-I don't believe that God

would send me to another church

if something was going to happen
to my dad.

No, don't do this.

Don't cast doubts
on what I believe.

I believe that my dad
is going to live,

and he's going to live
a long life

and a healthy and happy life,

and everything's going
to be fine.

Let's not question that, okay?

In fact, you know what?

Let's go out there
and lift our moods up

and, you know,
do something positive.

- Come on.
- Like?

Like find that diamond
for Ruthie.

I'll watch Savannah.
You go look for the diamond.

- I don't want
to waste my time. -Oh!


That's when I caught
my first bullet,

right in the leg.

Went through the muscle,
cartilage, uh, not the bone.

Hurt like hell.

I thought I'd die.

My buddies gave me
a flask of whiskey

while one of them
cleaned the wound.

I'd never tasted whiskey,

so my face turned bright red.

- That's how I got the name Red.
- Oh.

Yeah. Didn't have red hair.
That's what most people assume.

That my gray hair used
to be red, and that's, uh...

that's how I got the name Red.
But that's a false assumption.

I still can't drink whiskey.

Give me a drop,

and to this day,
my face will turn red. Yeah.

That's why I became a...
a beer drinker.


My doctor doesn't approve of it,
but, uh,

I like beer.

A good, strong, dark
German beer.


that's where I got shot.

Thought you got shot in the leg.

I did get shot in the leg.

I was in Germany.
Aren't you listening?

I was just trying
to make a little joke.

No, you weren't.
You were just being a wiseacre.

Maybe you should try root beer.

- What?
- Root beer.

You were saying your doctor
didn't approve

of you drinking beer, so I was
just suggesting root beer.

Oh, you were, were you?

Well, look, Reverend,
I may be old,

but I ain't no sissy-drinking
soda lover.

I'm sorry, Red.

I-I didn't mean
to imply anything of the sort.

Yes, you did.
You're in a bad mood today.

Ever tell you
how I got my name?

It was in Germany.

Caught a bullet,
right in the leg.

Maybe the world's coming
to an end.

You-you know, a lot
of people believe that.

A lot of people believe that
there are signs all around us

that the world
is coming to an end.

That's how people
are going to know

that the world
is coming to an end?

A crow is going to go door-to-
door telling people that?

It was not a crow;
it was a raven.

And it looked at me like...

like it had a message.

It was a bird looking for food.

Did you see that thing?

Yes, I saw it.

Kevin, you know...
maybe you're right.

Maybe my dad's not all right.

Maybe he needs me.

May-maybe the church needs me.

Maybe my family needs me.

May-maybe I can't ever
really leave.

Then I will.

Come on, Savannah.

What, so you're just going
to go out there

with that thing out there?




See you later.

Coast is clear-- no bird.

That was not just a bird.

Two, please.

It's sold out.

Oh, it's you.

Another former boyfriend?

No, this
is Martin's friend, Mac.

Don't you usually
just work the night shift?

I do. Who's he?

Uh, this is a friend of mine.

Jonathan Sanderson.

Friend, interested
in being more than a friend.

You dating him?

Oh, no need to panic.
Martin knows.

He's, uh, babysitting.

He's got Aaron tonight.

I don't know, Sandy.

I don't know
if this is a good sign.

Should you be dating someone
when you want to marry Martin?


I think what Sandy is saying--
or what I hope she's saying--

is that she doesn't want
to marry Martin.

Okay, not that this is the time
or the place to discuss this,

but he's right--
I don't want to marry Martin.

I thought Martin and I
someday would get married,

but that changed.

When you met him?


Sorry, I-I just...

I can't picture Sandy
dating anybody else.

I mean, she was in love
with Simon at one point,

but Martin is the father
of her baby.

I know that.

Well, I didn't know
about the Simon guy,

but I do know Martin
is Aaron's father.

That's a very serious thing,
you know--

two people having a baby.

Yeah, I'm familiar
with the problems

that come from having children
outside of marriage.

- I work with single mothers.
- You work with them?

I'm a resident
at Hart County hospital.

You live at the hospital?

No, he's a doctor--an ob-gyn.

An "obgin"?


He delivers babies.

He's an

Oh, no, you're not having
another baby, are you?

No, I'm not having
another baby.

I'm helping out at the teen home
that Annie and Lucy set up.

I'm doing group sessions

and giving them my perspective
on single motherhood.

I met Jonathan when he was there
giving a birthing class.

I see.

No offense, but shouldn't
a woman be doing that?

- We really should have left
at the "sold out." -Yeah.

Hey, uh, since we're all
friends now,

can I ask you a question?

Why not?

About women.

I had a feeling.

See, I'm living
with these two women,

and we were crawling
all over the ground

looking for this diamond,

and the one I like,
who claims doesn't like me,

was checking me out, you know,
from behind.

What kind of diamond?

Oh, Ruthie got a promise ring
from T Bone,

and the diamond fell out.

Those two will never
get married.

- I say go for it.
- You think?

- Yeah. -Wait, you're not
asking about Ruthie.

You're asking about one
of the women you live with.

Probably Jane?

Yeah, she-she was clearly
checking me out,

but she denied it.

But when I saw this little
look in her eye,

like maybe
she was attracted to me.

Okay, you can't date her.

You live with her.

But you can date Ruthie.

I... I can't.

She and this T Bone guy
are promised.

Uh, whatever that means.

Generally, it means someone's
about to break up

over the issue of sex.

Wait, when did Ruthie
get a promise ring?

After she got the tattoo.

What kind of tattoo?

T Bone's name right...


Big name, big letters,
big tattoo.

Well, as long as you don't
have a problem

looking at another man's name
on your girlfriend's butt,

I say go for it.

She and T Bone
aren't going to get married.

By the way, uh,

just because Jane looked
at your butt

doesn't mean she likes you.

Women just do that.

Since we have to wait
for the next movie,

do you mind if we go
by the Camdens'?

I want to see what's going on.

MAC: Uh, it's-it's a bad day
over there. Believe me.

Ruthie's devastated
over the loss of this diamond--

which, by the way, was barely
visible when it was on the ring.

And some kind of big, black bird

put some bad mojo
on the reverend,

and it's just bringing down
the house.

Are you sure
about that look from Jane?

Are you sure that it's not
some sign of something going on?


Why don't we hang out
until the next movie?


I don't need any bad mojo
from a big, black bird.

Oh, boy, look at the time.

Yeah, you know,
as much as I've enjoyed

visiting with you, Red,

I, uh, have some work I need
to do down at the church, so...

Ever tell you how I got my name?

Yes, you did.


It's a...
it's an interesting story.


It's just that I don't get
visitors here very often.

Except for the kids
who bring around the food.

But they don't want
to hear any war stories.

I enjoy a good war story
as much as the next guy.

My dad was a marine, you know.

Yeah, you told me.

Several times.

You wait here.
I got something for you.

Oh, no, you really
don't need to...

- You know, I...
- That's okay.

Red, I don't, uh, need
any kind of...

Don't worry about it.

Here. You take this.

I want you to have it.

But, Red, I-I...

What? Weren't you listening?

I got shot.

Uh, I got a Purple Heart.


I... I can't take this, Red.
You earned this.

You earned it.

You must have listened
to that story 1,000 times.

I just kept repeating it

'cause I... I don't think
you understand it.

It's okay to be afraid to die.

It doesn't mean
you don't believe in God.

It doesn't mean anything.

It just means you want to live.

How'd you know I was having
doubts about my health?

You've been living
with that diagnosis of yours

for quite a while.

It's like fighting a war.

You're going to lose
some battles.

You're going
to have some bad days.

Doesn't mean
you're going to die.

You take that Purple Heart to...
to remind you of that.


Maybe I don't have
to be anywhere.

Sit down.

Tell me what's going on.


KEVIN: All right,
let's tape off an area

and divide it into squares,
and then go over

each square
with a magnifying glass

so no area is overlooked.

(all groaning)

You guys want to find
this diamond or not?

Or not.


Just forget it.

We can't do this any longer.

It's gone.

And she's just going to have
to deal with it.

The diamond is lost.

And it's just a diamond--
teeny, tiny diamond--

that can be replaced.

All right,
everyone is dismissed

except for you, Theodore.

What? Mac has the car.

We don't have anywhere to go.

We'll wait outside.

All right, shoot.

Oh, and I...
I do mean that literally.

Just, uh, shoot me.

Depends on what you have to say.

I... I appreciate the call--
I do--

but I'm going to have
to think about it

and, uh, get back to you.

Would it be okay if I called
you, uh, tomorrow after church?

Like around 2:00?

Oh, thank you.

Uh, and thank you so much
for calling.

Okay, uh, bye.

Um... hey, um...

did you guys see anything
out here,

you know, when you came out?

Like a big, black bird
bearing bad tidings of doom?

Kevin told you.


And your dad saw the same bird
this morning.

Oh, no.

Yeah, your mom and your dad
got into a big fight about it.

He thinks it's bringing him
some sort of bad news.

My dad got the same feeling
from that bird that I did.

Which, if we both got
the same feeling, then...

Then you both must be nuts.

Or not.

Well, I guess it does sound
sort of ridiculous.

But I've never seen that bird
around here before.

Wait, I... I guess
if it sounds ridiculous,

then... then maybe it
is ridiculous.

Um, where's my dad?

He hasn't been home all day.

Oh, okay.

Okay. All right.

Wait for me here.

How come she can find a guy,
but I can't?

You just got a divorce.

Oh. Right.

Maybe that should be a sign to
stay away from guys for a while.

Well, if the big, black bird
shows up, then I'll ask him.

Ask the bus driver.

From the look on Kevin's face,

he's turning that diamond
into some kind of lesson.

Let's go.
I'm willing to take the bus.

I'd be dishonest
if I said I didn't want...

- Oh. Hey.
- Hi. Uh...

Do you think Ruthie
is making this diamond important

because she's clinging
to any sign from you

that she really means
something to you?

- Hi.
- It's possible.

I know she can't do anything
about the tattoo she got,

but I imagine it makes her feel
like things are out of balance,

like... she loves you
more than you love her.

Well, that's why
I got her the ring.

Maybe she needs more
than a ring.

I can't get another tattoo.

I... just can't.

Uh, I got the call.

Did the big, black bird tell you

to come over here
and tell your parents?

- My dad's not home.
- Bird tell you that?

(laughs) No. Jane and Margaret
told me that.

Oh. Well, your mom's upstairs
if you want to talk to her.

I mean, unless you're waiting
for some...

big sign to fall out of the sky.


I knew you would be.

I'm not talking about
your getting a bigger tattoo.

What are you talking about,

A sign that you really
love Ruthie.

If you do really love her.

I really love her.

So, you thought it was
some kind of bad omen, too?

Yeah. You know, I think
we're all looking for signs,

whether anyone wants
to admit it or not.

Oh, don't even bring it up--
that's how your father and I

got off to a bad start
this morning.

I thought it would be nice
if there was some indication

of what we're all hoping
is true is true.

You know?
And that's all I said.

The next thing I know,
this crow is announcing

his impending doom,
and it's all my fault.

Mom, it's not your fault.

You know it's not your fault.

Living with a diagnosis
like Dad has

is tough on all of us.

You know, but I think
we've done really well

in supporting him
and each other.

But we're bound to have,
you know, some days

where something goes wrong
or we do or say something

that we wish we hadn't done.

And truthfully, I...

I don't think you and Dad
would be arguing

if you really thought he
was going to die.

Oh, Lucy, thank you.

Oh, thank you for saying that.

Because I don't think
he's going to die.


But I have been acting
as if he's sick.

Ah, he's my husband.

He's the father
of our seven children...

and I love him.

But he does make me crazy

good heart or bad heart.

I know-- Kevin drives me crazy
sometimes, too.

Well, and...
and I drive him crazy.


Uh, you know, there's...
there's something

I want to talk to you about.

Something good?

I don't know.

It... it's kind of like
the crow--

it depends
on how you look at it.

Or... how it looks at you.

ERIC: You know, Red,
you could've mentioned to me

that you had a pet.

I appreciate your spending
the day with me.

I'm feeling a lot better.

Good. Good.

Glad I can do something
for someone.

Yeah, I wouldn't feel right

about taking
that Purple Heart, though.

You... you earned it.

Oh, I wasn't really going
to give it to you anyway.

Unless, of course,
you needed it.

And you don't need it.

May I?

I want you to know
that the search

for that diamond is not over.

I'm not going to stop looking
for it until we find it.

Maybe we're just not meant
to find it.

Maybe it was just not meant
to happen.

Like us.

I had a feeling you might
be thinking like that.

Oh, did you?

I know you were downstairs
talking to Kevin.

Yes, Kevin and I were talking,

and, you know, Kevin actually
knows a lot about relationships.

Does he?

Does he know a lot
about our relationship?

He just knows stuff, okay?

About... men and women
in general.

Look, Ruthie...

I gave you that ring
because I felt badly

about your getting a tattoo
that was...

so much bigger
than the one I got.

So you didn't really promise
to promise to marry me one day?

What I want...

what I really want... is...

Is sex.

Well, I won't say I don't,

but... what I want
is for you to know

that... I love you.

And I mean that
with all my heart.

You're the first girl--

well, woman--

that I've ever loved, and...

I want us to be together
for the rest of our lives,

and I'm going to do everything
I can to make that happen.


including not pressuring you
to have sex.

So if you thought that that...

ring had some special meaning,
like I was promising

that we wouldn't have sex
until we got married,

well, that promise is good
with or without the ring,

with or without
the diamond in the ring.

- I love you.
- I love you.

We didn't hear anything--
we covered our ears.

But I think T Bone should leave

before we have
to cover our eyes.

I'm out of here.

Is this it?

Yeah. That is it.

I thought you'd be happier
about it.

Well, I think I got the sign
that I was looking for.

Thanks, Sam.

And David.

Sam found it.

Maybe it's a sign that he's

supposed to make the toast,
after all.

Oh, I don't know, Lucy.

I-I... I can't imagine
not having you and Kevin

and Savannah around here
every day.

- So they called?
- You know?

Yeah, I know.

Why didn't you tell me?

Well, I was going to tell you.

I just...
I hadn't found the right time.

Well, wouldn't the right time
have been this morning

when the boys were making toast?

I guess.

So maybe I'm not even the one
who got you in a bad mood.

Maybe it was...

No one got me
in a bad mood but me.

Dad, I-I won't even
consider it if...

If I'm... going to leave?

Look, I'm-I'm...
really sorry about today.

I've been having a few doubts
and, uh...

And you didn't want to say so,

because you didn't want me
to have any doubts.

She saw the big, black,
scary bird, too,

and she thought
the same thing you did.

Well, it could be a...

a coincidence
that we're both insane.

Or it could be
in the genes, or...

could be
that you're all picking up

on some fear
I wasn't expressing.

Or it could be that Red forgot
to feed his crow

this morning, and, yeah,
the crow wandered

around the neighborhood
looking for food.

The bird was injured,
and Red's been

feeding him all winter--
until this morning.

So we weren't entirely wrong.

That wasn't a happy look
on that bird.

Look, Luce... (sighs)

let's-let's base what we do
on what we feel inside

and what... what we know
in our hearts,

not-not on anything we think
might be a sign.

And, you know, it's not
a bad thing to let your head

have some say in what
your heart's feeling, too.

You decide
what you're going to do.


go and take a look
at that church.

You and Kevin, you...

make up your minds together.

Either way,
I'm going to be fine.

We're all going to be fine.

And I mean that like
I've never meant it before.


(Eric chuckles)

I love you.

I love you, too.

So, was there ever a time...

if you weren't sure
if you loved me or not?

In the beginning,
when we first met?

- Even then, I knew.
- Me, too.

Think you could get the boys

to make some toast
tomorrow morning?

That was a... that was
a pretty good movie.

You think so?
I feel kind of depressed

about how single mothers
were treated back then.

Yeah, but that was then,
and this is now.

Isn't it great how things
have changed for the better?

Things have changed
for the better.

Is that jeweler still open?

I don't think so. Why?

I want to get you one
of those promise rings.

And why is that?

I want us to promise
each other something.

And what is that?

That we give this a chance.

A real chance.

I don't want to get hurt.

I don't want to find myself

falling madly, deeply
in love with you

only to... find out
that you really want things

to work out with Aaron's father.

What's that look?

You actually think it's possible

for you to fall deeply
and madly in love with me?

I think it's more
than a possibility.

I just want to take it slow.

But at the same time,
I don't want to take it so slow

that you doubt
I'm really crazy about you.

Hey, look, a shooting star.

- You see it?
- No.

Yeah, neither did I.

Too bad life's
not like the movies.

I was hoping
for the stars to cooperate

and give you this big sign

I'm really serious about you.

Right now, in this moment,

my life is better
than any movie.

So... you don't want
a promise ring?